Tuesday 6 December 2016

Offaly stalwart Brian Carroll set to call time on 13-year Faithful career

Damian Lawlor

Published 04/01/2016 | 11:31

Brian Carroll is set to call time on his Offaly career
Brian Carroll is set to call time on his Offaly career

Offaly hurlers will have to plan without the services of classy forward Brian Carroll this year.

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Carroll will announce his retirement from inter county hurling in the coming days.

The Coolderry man has been part of the county senior hurling squad since 2002.

For the past two seasons he has been in tremendous form akin to the blistering early displays that made him one of the brightest prospects in the game when he first burst on the scene.

Son of the late Offaly great, Pat, Carroll made his name at St Kieran's College, Kilkenny, and became one of the deadliest corner forwards in the game.

Just last winter he helped guide Coolderry to their 30th Offaly SHC.

After debuting in 2002 he endured many tough years with his county but still managed two Divison 2 NHL titles, four Railway Cup medals and two All-Star Nominations.

He played 131 games in League & Championship for his county and scored 5-191 in Championship fare. 

After a star studded career Carroll travelled to Austin in December with the 2014/15 Opel GPA GAA All Stars as recognition of his recent excellent form.

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